Every Youtube video, every track of music, every photo, game or other form of content we enjoy online–someone made it, right? Sometimes that creator is happy to have us enjoy it for free, sometimes not so happy. Sometimes, in fact, he or she is fighting tooth and nail to get paid.
In today’s piracy-rich digital environment, what are the rights of the artists, designers and entrepreneurs who make the actual content? On Monday, April 18, five-time Grammy winning composer Maria Schneider was joined by Dartmouth creators (Thayer professor/biotech entrepreneur Tillman Gerngross, Digital Humanities professor Mary Flanagan, Music professor/composer Michael Casey) and digital rights expert Mark Righter, NYU Senior University Counsel, for a lively discussion about intellectual property.
The discussion drew a full crowd to the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Innovation Center, 4 Currier Pl., in Hanover. On Tuesday, April 19, at 7 pm, Schneider leads her Maria Schneider Orchestra in a concert at Hopkins Center of her breathtaking jazz big band music, including a new Hop-commissioned work!